Put the Phone Away!

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3 Reasons Why Looking at It Before Bed Is a Bad Habit

How using your phone at night can impact your health

Like a trusty guard dog, your smart phone probably rests right next to you (or even under your pillow) every night when you go to sleep. You’re able to answer calls, texts and emails at a moment’s notice – even during the wee hours of the night.

And isn’t that the best part about technology? Always being connected and never truly shutting down or logging off?

Not so fast. You probably don’t even realize how your smart phone habits are affecting your sleep and your brain’s health. What may seem like a harmless habit to you – jumping into bed and opening up your phone – can actually have a big impact on your overall health.

Sleep disorders specialist, Harneet Walia, MD, sheds some light on this sleep-sabotaging habit.

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Community Clean Up

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We’ve added the Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful Community Clean-Up on Saturday morning, May 18th to the list of HarbinSTRONG volunteer activities.
Login to the HarbinSTRONG portal to sign-up today! 20 points.
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Hike 2 Health Tomorrow!

spring hike 2 health

Hike 2 Health

Saturday, April 27th
9 a.m.
Meet behind the Rome Braves Stadium to walk the river trail.
Hikes are weather permitting. Call Brian Price at (706) 238-2225 with any questions or to confirm weather is not an issue.
Family, friends and well-behaved dogs (on a leash) are always welcome!  Employees earn 5 points for the 2019 HarbinSTRONG-EST campaign for participating in Hike 2 Health.


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5 Ways to Ease Nausea

Saltines and ginger tea

The “I’m about to puke” feeling is one of the worst feelings, right? We’ve all been there: the aching belly, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

And when we feel sick to our stomach, we hear our parents (or grandparents) in our head saying, “Have some crackers and ginger ale!”

But is there any proof that those work? Family medicine physician Matthew Goldman, MD offers five tips for how to feel better when your stomach is in the pits.


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Showing up STRONG

Harbin showed up STRONG for our community this past weekend. Harbinites participated in Walk with a Doc, supported the Autism Awareness Walk and volunteered at the Salvation Army.

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New Volunteer Opportunity

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HarbinSTRONG is partnering with Coosa Valley Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program. Through this program Habitat provides assistance with exterior paint and minor repairs to existing homeowners. A Brush with Kindness helps to ensure folks can stay in the home that they own and love.

We are looking for employees to volunteer on Saturday, May 11th and Saturday, June 1st. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided by Habitat.

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Walk With A Doc Returns


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